Travel journalists Jill Starley-Grainger and Alessia Horwich share tales of the world's most overhyped sights. Unlike normal tourists, we have to visit every corner of a destination, and trust us - it's not all roses. We peek behind the postcard views and dish the dirt on the places you shouldn't bother with (and tell you about a few you really should). We've been - so you don't have to.
Episode 6: Budapest, Iceland & Guatemala
Travel journalists Jill Starley-Grainger and Alessia Horwich are joined by Susan d'Arcy to talk about Budapest's underwhelming castle, the Guatemalan beach that is literally full of shit, and why Iceland's most famous hot springs left us cold.
Episode 5: Tahiti, Turkey & Germany
Travel journalists Jill Starley-Grainger and Alessia Horwich are joined by Sean Newsom to talk dodgy Turkish spas, miniature train museums and why you should never travel alone to Tahiti.
Episode 4: Amsterdam, Thailand & India
Travel journalists Jill Starley-Grainger and Alessia Horwich are joined by writer Alex Robinson to talk about a deeply unsexy museum in Amsterdam, a Thai island which didn't live up to the hype, and a disappointing desert excursion in India.
Episode 3: England, Canada and Malaysia
Travel journalists Alessia Horwich and Jill Starley-Grainger are joined by writer Jeremy Head to talk about a rainforest walk that bugged us, a Canadian logging museum and a haunted British Home Counties hotel.
Episode 2: Korea, Norway & California
Travel journalists Jill Starley-Grainger and Alessia Horwich are joined by Laura Goulden to talk about an uninspiring glimpse of North Korea, a nauseating cruise in the Norwegian fjords, and why Hollywood's Walk of Fame should really be called the Walk of Lame.
Episode 1: France, Croatia & Japan
A podcast about the overhyped sights you should definitely avoid, by professional travel journalists - Travel journalists Alessia Horwich and Jill Starley-Grainger. In this episode, we're joined by Sunday Times Ski Editor Sean Newsom to talk about boredom in Kyoto, heartbreak in Croatia and terror on the slopes in Courchevel, France.
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Wish this podcast existed years ago!
Love the candor and expert advice. Thx Jill and Alessia for helping me narrow down my post-COVID travel destinations!